Review - Carey Beth Condrey 7837 Music 2116 A Celebration...

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Howell / 2 Howell / 3 Carey Beth Condrey 7837 Music 2116 02/09/2009 A Celebration Indeed: A Review of A Bach Celebration, performed by select Faculty and Guests The lights dimmed on the restless audience. At 8:00 p.m. on Friday, January 30 th , a confident and skilled group of musicians gathered to celebrate the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. Wallace Easter, horn, and Theodore Sipes, baritone, joined Tracy Cowden (piano and harpsichord accompanist) on the stage for the opening selection. The piano and horn wove a solid introduction to the baritone vocals. In the original score, the horn was denoted to be a hunting horn, generally associated with royalty; it was in perfect harmony with the baritone that this majestic horn praised God, saying: “For You alone are Holy, You alone are Lord, You alone, Jesus Christ, are most high.” The Sonata in B Minor was the first of four sonatas arranged for harpsichord and flute that were to be played that night. The Andante began with both the harpsichord and the flute, played by David Jacobsen, jumping right into the melody and leaving only a slight introduction. In a sharp contrast to its heavy beginning, the Andante opened in the middle of the piece, giving each instrumentalist ample room to showcase their talent. The Largo movement was much
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